This Week in Congress: March 10 — 14


Major Floor Action

  • H.R. 3973 – Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014
  • H.R. 4138 – ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014
  • H.R. 3189 – Water Rights Protection Act
  • H.R. 4015 – SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014

Major Committee Action

  • The House Committee on Appropriations will hold a series of hearings on the budget.
  • The House Committee on the Budget will hold a hearing on “The President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Revenue and Economic Policy Proposals.”
  • The House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a hearing on “Raising the Bar: The Role of Charter Schools in K-12 Education.”
  • The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on “Exploring Alternative Solutions on the Internet Sales Tax Issue.”
  • The House Committee on Ways and Means will hold a hearing “on the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.”


Analysis:  This week the Senate may consider a bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits.  The Heritage Foundations explains how extending these benefits would harm the very workers it is allegedly intended to help, and they state, “Economists have consistently found that they prolong workers’ job searches, raising the unemployment rate.”

Major Floor Action

  •  S.1917 – Victims Protection Act of 2014
  • S.1086 – Child Care and Development Block Grant
  • S. 1845 – Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act

Major Committee Action

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